Archive for the ‘Music & Whatnot’ Category

Sirius music channels win in XM merger

Word is leaking out about what the XM lineup will look like in a post-merger world. Supposedly the switch is going to be flipped on this very soon. Loyal Wisdom readers will recall that I’m a Sirius fan from way back, have never been very impressed with the music of XM and didn’t hold out [...]

This Sirius / XM plan I can endorse

So in hopes of getting their merger to go through, Sirius and XM are now pitching the idea of ala carte packaging of channels as a subscription option. As stupid as the idea of buying TV channels ala carte (ads and carry fees still pay the bills on most of cable, kids, so ESPN would [...]

Imagination Movers videos on Disney

It”s good to see my buddy Dave and the Imagination Movers getting another step closer to kid rock (not Kid Rock) superstardom with the debut of a new set of videos on Playhouse Disney. The videos are a precursor to the TV show in development with Disney, and the Mouse influence is evident with slicker [...]

The Sirius / XM Merger

OK, so now the deal is done for merging my fabulous Sirius Satellite Radio with the crappy XM Radio. There are lots of issues to be resolved: regulatory, technical and operational. But the biggest issue in my mind is programming. I”ve said many times that XM music programming sucks. Because it does. I know this [...]

The Replacements – 1981 showcase

Here”s a cure for my “too busy to offer Wisdom” thing … post up YouTube videos I come across. This is a great find – The Replacements doing Careless at a Twin/Tone showcase show in 1981. Yes, 1981. Tommy Stinson at 15, etc.

YouTube to the rescue

Really longtime readers of The Wisdom (I”m talking Dec. 03 here) will recall my plea for the entertainment industry to put my long-lost TV music treasures out on DVD. The industry, of course, has not done much to expose the Long Tail of content to the masses. The Internet, however, is starting to come through. [...]

Movin on up

Really longtime readers of The Wisdom will recall that nearly three years ago I predicted big things for my pal Dave and his cohorts in The Imagination Movers. I really haven”t mentioned much here about it, but things are really moving for the Movers these days. Namely, a music and TV deal with Disney that [...]

Now that’s commitment …

New Orleans” cultural luminaries have stepped up in the wake of the post-Katrina levee failures to help preserve the heritage of a city where heritage matters most. Harry Connick Jr. and Branford Marsalis have spearheaded the Musicians” Village Habitat project; Wynton Marsalis gave the city “Congo Square”; honorary New Orleanian Harry Anderson has turned his [...]

Buck Owens: R.I.P.

If you don”t know, Buck Owens was a lot more than Hee Haw”s “pickin” & grinnin””. In short, he mattered. Thank you, Buck.

PSA for my Atlanta friends

If you have any sense whatsoever, you will catch Boss Martians at The Earl on March 27. And for my friends in Louisiana, if there”s any way you”d be in New Orleans on Monday the 20th, there is probably nothing cooler in the world than seeing the Martians at Circle Bar, which may in fact [...]

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